Singer was told by prison officials that he could not keep the materials because
Dungeons & Dragons “promotes fantasy role playing, competitive hostility, violence, addictive escape behaviors, and possible gambling,” according to the ruling. The prison later developed a more comprehensive policy against all types of fantasy games, the court said.
Other influential fantasy illustrators include Sir John Tenniel and his drawings for Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (1865) and Through the Looking Glass(1871).
Edward Lear (12 May 1812 – 29 January 1888) was an English artist, illustrator, author, and poet, renowned today primarily for his literary nonsense, in poetry and prose, and especially his limericks, a form that he popularised.
“The Owl and the Pussycat” is a famous nonsense poem by Edward Lear, first published in 1871. Lear wrote the poem for a young girl, Janet Symonds, the daughter of Lear’s friend, the poet John Addington Symonds and his wife Catherine. Its most notable historical feature is the coinage of the term runcible spoon. It features four anthropomorphizing animals (the owl, the pussycat, the ‘piggy-wig’ and a turkey) and revolves around the love between the title characters, who are married by the turkey in the third and final stanza.
Albert Robida (1848–1926) was an illustrator, etcher, lithographer, caricaturist, and novelist. He edited and published La Caricature magazine for 12 years. Through the 1880s he wrote an acclaimed trilogy of futuristic novels. In the 1900s he created 520 illustrations for Pierre Giffard’s weekly serial La Guerre Infernale.
“Maison tournante aérienne” (aerial rotating house). One of Robida’s drawings for his book Le Vingtième Siècle, a nineteenth century conception of life in the twentieth century. Ink over graphite underdrawing, c. 1883, digitally restored.
La Sortie de l’opéra en l’an 2000 (c. 1882, digitally restored)
Warwick Goble (1862 – 1943) was a Victorian illustrator of children’s books. He was educated and trained at the City of London School and the Westminster School of Art. He specialized in fairy tales, and exotic scenes from Japan, India, and Arabia.
He illustrated H.G. Wells’ The War of the Worlds - among his first published illustrations, soon to be followed by a suite for The Book of Baal. He also provided illustrations for magazines, including Pearson’s Magazine, illustrating a number of early science-fiction stories, including several by Frederick Merrick White.
Throughout the first decades of the 20th Century, Goble gained some considerable success with commissioned work, in colour and monotone, for illustrated books including:
* The Water-babies: A fairy tale for a Land-baby (1909);
* Green Willow and other Japanese Fairy Tales (1910);
* The Complete Poetical Works of Geoffrey Chaucer (1912); and
* The Book of Fairy Poetry (1920).
Beauty and the Beast.
Starting in 1905, with books like Rackham’s Rip Van Winkle and his Peter Pan In Kensington Gardens along with Dulac’s Arabian Nights - both in 1907, a strong market had sprung up for colour plate books, especially fantasy and fairy tale subjects.
A Midsummer-Night’s Dream.
“Little niece,” said Kuhleborn, “forget not that I am here with thee as a guide”.
Dale: Oh, and you take a -2 penalty due to its Aura of Despair Sean: Aura of Despair?! I am in despair! This Aura of Despair has left me in despair! John: *facepalm* Why did you say that? Dale: What? That’s what it does!